Caesars Palace Julius Tower
The VegasTripping Review 2016
Of course, I had to order room service. I phoned down early in the morning and submitted my order, making some requests for substitutions. The woman who took my order was totally professional, gracious and extremely friendly. Great! I hopped in the shower, changed my clothes and started packing.
The order arrived promptly and was set up by the porter - fruit plate, toast, pot of coffee and a bacon and swiss omelette.
A sad, yet very tasty omelette. Normally, the rest of that plate would be covered with hashbrown potatoes, but I asked for a fruit substitution.
Fluffy, airy and filled with bits of bacon and a blanket of swiss cheese. I would've loved to have seen some diced chives on top, for flavor and visual appeal. With a touch of salt and pepper, it tasted great.
I had expected a slice of melon, wedge of pineapple and three lonely grapes as a substitution. The fruit bowl they delivered was extensive with grapes, strawberries, star fruit, kiwi, blackberries, oranges, pineapple and blueberries. Delicious!
The toast - sourdough - was from a crusty, rough-hewn loaf... tasty, tangy and delicious.
The coffee was a fresh, hot and unremarkable industrial medium roast blend.
What wasn't included in the bill was the knowledge that my substitution wasn't a substitution at all.... they removed my unwanted hashbrowns and tacked on a charge for a large (yet awesome) fruit bowl. The grand total for room service breakfast for one came to a frightening $78.90. This charge included mandatory service charge/gratuity. Holy crap. That'll teach me to make room service substitutions ever again. For that price and a little effort, I could've eaten at Bouchon (VegasEats: Bouchon at Venetian 2013), brought a friend and got a coffee and pastry at Bouchon Bakery downstairs.
I took home the ketchup and both the salt and pepper shakers as part of my $78 Bucks For Breakfast? Fee.